Well, I have been taking the Lexapro for almost a month and they don't seem to be doing any good. After this pack runs out, if I haven't felt any improvements I will stop taking them. But man, I am so sick of this anxiety shit. It seems to be getting worse. After so many years of it, I have just had enough!!!
Hey, hey, you must not think like that, no matter how annoyed and desperate you might feel. I've also felt sick and fed up with anxiety taking over my life - for ten years I think of it every day, even if I'm feeling well, there's always a fear in the back of my head that I might get a panic attack when I'm least expecting it. I can't run, play football or tennis or other sports I had always enjoyed because my generalised anxiety gives me heart-palpitations.
But you have to realise that there are bad and good periods, and that most of the people who have suffered anxiety have managed to overcome it even if it took a lot of time and suffering.
Also, the fact is that not all the medicines work for everyone, it's individual, but you must make sure you've given them enough time and not put pressure on yourself that you have to feel some dramatic change for the better immediately.
What you can do is to try another doctor. At first, I didn't want to go to a psychiatrist, and when I finally decided to give it a try it took me three years and as many different doctors until I've found the right one who was really able (and willing
- I hope the British NHS is better than the Serbian one) to help me. She knew how to dissuade me from believing that I'd never get better and that I'd either die or go insane. She also found the right drugs from me - Rivotril and Efectin. Rivotril is great, it can really relax you but you can stop taking it whenever you want without any side effects. But the, as I've already said, it's all individual.
My anxiety is unfortunately of the strongest and most generalised kind, and there were time when I felt like giving up, but with the help of the right doctor I pulled through. The problem with anxiety is that it appears you can't have the Hollywood happy-ending with it - ''...and I got cured and never had a problem with it in my life again''. But you can learn how to control it, live with it and don't let it bother you as much as it once did. So, be brave and fight it!